Greetings human and/or other species of sentient lifeform!
My name is Ama. Well, at least you can call me that. That's what's important, right? Anyway, I'm a gamer. As in... I play video games. Like, a LOT. Well, maybe not that much. I play them when I can, and sometimes when I shouldn't. When I'm not playing video games, I'm doing other things. Things like graphic design or dragging my butt to the gym so I can slim down and get sexy.
I feel like I'm rambling... Where was I? Oh yeah! So, I play video games. I like video games. I have since I was a very tiny Ama and my father bought me a BRAND NEW game called Monster Bash then, a little while later, a game called Commander Keen. I was only a wee thing at the time but I loved both of these games and would play for ages, or until my mother would demand I go outside and run around like normal kids did back then.
No matter how often I was sent to play outside, those games and the many that came after continued to bring me hours of delight. Now I'm thirty years old and still a massive gamer. I'll play just about anything at least once, though I do have my favorites, and my collection of games can attest to that.
So what's the point of all of this? Where am I now and why am I setting up this website? Well, I thought it might be a fun way to bring my gaming into the public view, maybe help me network and socialize a little bit. Plus there's the monetary factor, I suppose... but I hate begging for tips or donations. So I'm just going to leave the button laying around and hope for the best.
Why would I want donations, you ask? Well, throughout my life I've had crippling social anxiety that makes it really hard for me to interact with people in real life. Over the computer it's totally fine, but when it comes to face to face, I tend to shut down and look for the nearest exit. I don't know why. Add to that the variety of health problems I've been having since my mid-twenties and it makes life challenging in general, and getting a 'normal' job practically impossible. But hey, at least it leaves room for gaming.
Which brings me to my channel on Twitch.TV. I try to stream for at least an hour or two every weekday. That way you can watch me play and share in my experiences. It's my way of trying to make people happy and provide something of a service to the general public. Plus it's just a lot of fun.
So join me, will you? Enjoy the stream!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this site for, exactly?
This site is for a variety of things. It's a collection of information about me, my interests in gaming, and my attempt to reach out to the gaming community on the internet. It's also my way of consolidating information for potential followers from Twitch.Tv So that they can just click one link from my channel and have a ton of information about the crazy person on the screen at their fingertips ^_^
What is your current streaming schedule?
The schedule can actually be found on the Home page of this website. You can access it by clicking the button at the top of this page!
Will you only be streaming on Twitch or will you use other services like Picarto and LiveStream?
At the moment I plan on streaming exclusively on Twitch.TV, however I might branch out later. I do have accounts on both Picarto and Livestream but, as of this moment, they are inactive.
Do you have a youtube channel or are you planning to create one eventually?
I do have a youtube channel but there's nothing on it... Like Picarto and Livestream there's a possibility that I might branch out, but at the moment I'm trying to focus on Twitch. However it's likely that I'll be linking Twitch and Youtube in the near future!
What's your ABSOLUTE Favorite game series?
It's something of a tie between the Fallout series and Bioshock, really. I can happily sit and play through both of those series at least once every few months without it ever getting too old.
What kind of games do you prefer to play?
I love games with a creative element or a good storyline (combine the two and you have Fallout 4). Anything that you can make your own somehow, either through your character's decisions or interacting with the environment. Or at least anything that lets you get lost in the story. I've even been known to play a few point and click games (Monkey Island and Deponia) just because the stories are so engaging.
Do you enjoy anything other than gaming? What about hobbies?
I do! I crochet, hang out with my cat, go on walks.. I read voraciously and have had a passion for literature since I was very young. I also enjoy watching movies and good television shows (Firefly should be brought back, I don't care if they're all old now, I'd watch the hell out of Captain Tightpants sitting in a rocking chair at some retirement home if I could, dang it). Painting, drawing, and writing are a few of my other hobbies... Let me put it this way, I have very eclectic tastes and I promise, I do a lot outside of gaming.
I don't want to donate but I would LOVE to gift you a new game, what's your steam?
At the moment, I'm really not interested in giving that information out. I hope you understand. However, you're more than welcome to donate and suggest a game that you'd like to see me play! If I don't have any looming financial horrors at the time, I just might grab it up!
What's your real life name, phone number, address, social security number, WE SHOULD HANG OUT OMG?!!!?!?!?!111?!
I'm honestly thrilled that you'd love to get to know me in real life but due to the fact that I have social anxiety it would probably just be awkward for both of us. If you'd like to see and hear me feel free to follow my twitch stream and we can 'hang out' that way.
Did you know that if you played video games less you'd be a svelte reed blowing in the breeze and not.. the opposite?
Why yes, yes I did know that. That's why I spend at least an hour at the gym every day. I have a thyroid imbalance and I had a really bad run in with some medication a few years ago that made me gain weight like crazy and screwed up my body in unpleasant ways... It's a pain to lose but I'm getting there slowly. I promise, I do a lot more than just sit here and play video games, but I really do appreciate your concern as to my physical health.
I saw some games that really interested me on your "My Games" list and I'd LOVE to see you play them, how can I tell you this?
There's a contact form in the "Get Ahold Of Me" page with several options you can select ^_^
I happened to catch your stream a while ago but since then my schedule's changed, can you change your streaming schedule to suit my needs?
Honestly, I'd love to... but I really can't. I stream at the time(s) that I do because that's when I'm available to stream. At some point in the future that might change, but until then I'm kind of stuck where I am. I'm sorry to disappoint.